from The International Brotherhood of Boilermakers
February 20, 2008

Boilermakers Executive Council endorses Senator Barack Obama

The International Executive Council of the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, Iron Ship Builders, Blacksmiths, Forgers and Helpers, AFL-CIO, proudly offers its unanimous endorsement, on behalf of our 65,000 members and their families, for Senator Barack Obama as president of the United States of America. We believe that Barack Obama represents our nation’s best opportunity to begin rebuilding our leadership standing in the world community and to regain our economic footing here at home.

Barack Obama, like our good friend Senator John Edwards, stands with those who are the heart and soul of our great country . . . those who clock in early and often work late, those who build and maintain our industries and our infrastructure, those who make America great through their simple daily contribution to our economy and our way of life . . . among them, Boilermaker members.

Clearly, we have been offered the finest field of superbly qualified candidates that we could have hoped for in this primary process. Senator Edwards, Senator Biden, Senator Dodd, Governor Richardson, Senator Clinton and all of those who have spoken their hearts in this campaign have contributed greatly to America’s debate and our decision. But one stands out now.

In our view, Barack Obama is the best answer to America’s need for a leader who can unite our nation and who can truly inspire us again with a message of hope and promise for fundamental change in our government’s policies and the working relations of our two political parties.

Throughout this campaign, we have seen Barack Obama touch an electorate like no other has in decades. The youth of our nation are alight with excitement for the change he represents and the hope he instills, as are other citizen groups across the country. We, too, are simply inspired and full of hope in what we have seen and heard from Barack Obama. It is time to join the movement.

With great enthusiasm and with great honor, I offer the endorsement of the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, Iron Ship Builders, Blacksmiths, Forgers and Helpers, AFL-CIO, for the candidacy of Senator Barack Obama to serve as the next president of the United States of America.

Newton B. Jones – International President

Paid for by the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers Campaign Assistance Fund, [phone: (703) 560-1493] and is not authorized by any candidate or candidate's committee.